Building a Sustainable Future: baselining a United Nations Sustainable Development Goal Capacity Building Agenda

Friday, 17 June 2016 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM [AEST]

University of Newcastle, University Drive, Callaghan, NSW, 2308, Australia

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Friday, 17 June 2016 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM [AEST]

HB15, Hunter Building, University of Newcastle, Callaghan, NSW, 2308, Australia.

CIFAL Newcastle presents a panel of experts who will talk about establishing a baseline for the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals 2015-2013 within context specific areas.

These areas include CIFAL Newcastle’s United Nations mandate to build capacity in relation to disaster risk reduction and urban resilience as well as gender, governance, rural mental health, energy and resources. The focus will be on these contexts and progressing the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda.

Please join us to find out more about the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals 2015-2013, training and development needs and the necessity to translate the goals into concrete action.


Mr Alex Mejia

Program Director, United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR)

Dr Martin Bryant

Programme Director, Landscape Architecture, Victoria University of Wellington

Ms Sherrill Whittington

Independent consultant in gender and governance

Mr Trevor Hazell

Executive Manager of Programs and Services, Centre for Rural and Remote Mental Health

Professor Behdad Moghtaderi

Newcastle Institute for Energy and Resources 

Dr Dawit N Bekele

Global Centre for Environmental Remediation

CONTACT: For further information please contact Nadine Barry.

RSVP: 14 June 2016 for catering purposes.

University of Newcastle, Engineering and Built Environment

CIFAL Newcastle is hosted by the University of Newcastle (UON) in Australia serving as a hub for the Asia Pacific region, leveraging UON's disciplinary strengths in areas such as disaster preparedness and reconstruction, sustainable development and urban resilience.

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